The Living Room

The Living Room at Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, NC is a lovely and comfortable room that measures about 30' x 17’ and has a ten-foot-high ceiling boxed with large crown moldings into three bays. In the center bay hangs the original Dining Room chandelier . . . a 4-light Arts and Crafts style piece made of solid brass. The room has two sets of large windows, each set consisting of three windows. The large center window is a "12-over-one", while the two side windows are "6-over-one". Almost every pane is original, and you can see the waves in the old glass. It is clear that the children of the Jackson and Peyton families were never allowed to play ball in the house! The room faces south and west, so it is always bright, particularly in the afternoon.

Along the east wall is a large, original brick fireplace done in the Arts and Crafts style that was first popular in England in the 1880s. A chess set, playing cards, board games, an acoustic guitar and a variety of books can be found here, as well as collectibles and art Cherie and Dean brought from their Hong Kong and New York City homes. A watercolor painting of the house by North Carolina artist Mike Ryon also hangs proudly in the living room. Two large comfortable sofas and wing chairs beckon you to sit and relax. Our 5pm social hour often begins here in the Living Room.